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The College Board is a not-for-profit examination board set up in 19th century in the United States. The College Board manages and organizes standardized tests, such as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, CLEP, ACCUPLACER, and the subject-specific SAT Subject Tests and Advanced Placement tests.

CLEP stands for College Level Examination Program that is the program of series of exams for testing examineesí college level knowledge acquired through course work, independent study, cultural pursuits, travel, special interests, military service schools, and professional development.

A CLEP exam is a 90 long exam comprised of multiple-choice questions or fill-ins, and English Composition with Essay. A nominal fee is charged to take a CLEP exam; however a CLEP exam is free for the members of the US Armed Forces.

The CLEP exams are accepted by over 2,900 colleges and universities. Fabricated according to the syllabus taught in courses, A CLEP exam may be based on one-semester course or full-year or two-year course. Currently, CLEP exams are available in Business, Composition and Literature, Foreign Languages, History and Social Sciences, and Science and Mathematics. The credits vary from exam to exam and subject to subject.

- A CLEP exam in the Business fields, such as Financial Accounting can help earning 6 credits and the exam in Introductory Business Law, Information Systems and Computer Applications, Principles of Management, and Principles of Marketing can help earning 3 credits.

- A CLEP exam in any of Composition and Literature fields including American Literature, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, English Composition with or without Essay, English Literature, Freshman College Composition, and Humanities, can help earning 6 credits. A CLEP exam in any of the Foreign Languages, such as Levels 1 and 2 of French, German, and Spanish can help earning 6-18 credits.

- A CLEP exam in any of History and Social Sciences fields including American Government, Introduction Educational Psychology, History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877, History of the United States II: 1865 to Present, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Introductory Psychology, Social Sciences and history, Introductory Sociology, Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648, and Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present, can help earning 3 credits.

- A CLEP exam in any of the Science and Mathematics fields, such as Biology, Chemistry, College Mathematics, and Natural Sciences can help earning 6 credits, and the exam in any of fields, such as Calculus, College Algebra, and Precalculus can help earning 3 credits.

There are a number of benefits of a CLEP exam, like a CLEP exam saves time of students; helps them getting credit for what they already know; helps them getting rewarded for what they have learned through independent study advanced high school courses, noncredit adult courses, or professional development. The exam saves money of students; the nominal fee is negligible as compared to the bulks of dollar spent in tuitions; besides, the test is free for military service members. The exam makes college more interesting; the students get right into advanced courses, and finally the CLEP exam facilitates students to wrap up their graduation on time, if they are just lacking a few credits, and also helps students demonstrate their knowledge and proficiency.

CLEP Study Guides

A CLEP Study Guide helps you prepare for your CLEP exam. A CLEP study guide offers you the study material that covers the whole of your CLEP exam syllabus. A CLEP study guide includes sample tests and sample questions that are quite similar in format and standard to the actual CLEP tests or questions. The CLEP study guides are your CLEP test preparation guides. There are several CLEP study guides available for you.

The Official CLEP Study Guide released by the CollegeBoard, the designer of the CLEP tests is a comprehensive CLEP study guide for you. The 18th Edition of CollegeBoard's CLEP Official Study Guide is the only complete source of information about the CLEP exams. It contains sample questions and answers for all 34 exams, information on getting credit for CLEP, and exam-taking tips.

The CLEP sampler is CLEP study guide that can help you practice taking a CLEP Exam on your computer. It is the CLEP Computer-Based Testing software that helps you learn questions and their instructions. The CLEP sampler is available free for download at the official site of the CollegeBoard - www.collegeboard.com.

The Research & Education Association also publishes CLEP study guides with practice tests. The each of REAís CLEP study guide has a few chapters of material that is covered during the exam and three practice tests with in-depth explanations. The REA's CLEP study guides include a CD-ROM with tests in the same format as the actual CLEP tests. The Research & Education Association also offers online CLEP Study Guide - www.rea.com.

There are a number of online CLEP study guides for you. Some of your online CLEP study guides include sparknotes.com, clepinfo.com, freeuniv.com, passyourclass.com, and instantcert.com.

The online CLEP study guide, sparknotes.com offers you study guides on many of the CLEP exam topics. The topics are based on current courses. The online CLEP study guide, clepinfo.com offers you study guides and also helps you to rate and review yourselves. It also offers you tips and information on the exams. The online CLEP study guide, freeuniv.com provides free reference material that can be used to study for CLEP exams. The online CLEP study guide, passyourclass.com offers study guides for most CLEP and DANTES tests and includes a "Pass or Don't Pay" guarantee. The online CLEP study guide, instantcert.com offers reference material for almost all CLEP and Dantes exams.
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